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Interview Advice to GenY Jobseekers: Perception is Reality

23/11/2012 05:00 AM / Maria Younan, Joint Director, Bogong Management Services
Guest blogger Maria Younan shares her thoughts on how Gen Y can be more effective in job interviews. Her experience shows they are highly informed and socially capable but don’t always present well during the interview process. The often appear to lack respect for the process of formal interviews which works against them when hiring decisions are made.

3 Academic Scholarships for Mining Careers Now Open

22/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re currently at university and studying towards a career in mining, you may want to investigate three scholarships currently on offer in the areas of engineering and mining rehabilitation. If a mining job is in your future, you might want to look into these opportunities.

5 Things to Avoid Posting on Social Media + 3 Items to Include

21/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
If you’re using the internet to conduct your job search – and we hope you are – you’re obviously comfortable operating in an online environment. You probably have social networking site of your own. Do you know what social networking activity will get you in trouble with hiring managers? Better yet, do you know what kind of posts will impress them?

Our Tarkine, Our Future

20/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Tasmania has more than a 120-year-long history of mining. It also has an unemployment rate far higher than the national average. The Our Tarkine, Our Future group supports a responsible mining agenda which would see thousands of jobs created while only affecting 1% of the Tarkine region. Yesterday, the resource industry employer group AMMA, came out in support of mining development in Tasmania.

What Is It Like to be a Fitter?

19/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
Fitters are one of the most difficult roles for resources industry employers to recruit and fill. When it comes to mining jobs, fitters are in high demand and short supply. Becoming a diesel fitter in the resources industry is a great career move for anyone wanting a skilled trade.

Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity

16/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A very cool example of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Australian oil and gas industry takes place on the 25th of November in Perth. The Santos Great Bike Ride for Charity is an annual cycling event held in Western Australia since 2004. Santos sponsors the event which is owned by the Rotary Club of Perth.

What Employers Need From Jobseekers to Close the Skills Gap

15/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
A fascinating 60 Minutes segment from the USA addressed the skills gap where 3,000,000 jobs are going unfilled even though there’s record unemployment. In what appears to be a global trend, employers are struggling to find employees with the right skills to do the job. Much of what was said in this interview holds true for Australian employers and jobseekers.

Jobseekers, Don’t Fall for This!

14/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
One thing that never fails to get us riled up at Mining Oil and Gas Jobs is a job scam. The con artists are everywhere, trying to get your money and promising false hope in finding a mining job. We’ve noticed a few new tricks and town and wanted to share them to help you avoid getting taken in.

Career Advice: Adopt a “New Employee” Attitude

13/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
At one time or another, we’ve all been a newbie. The first days or weeks of a new job are usually spent behind a cloud of enthusiasm and high expectation. Like a new love affair, a new job is exciting; it’s easy to get motivated to go to work. After you’ve been in a new role for a while, or even many years, it can be a much different story. If you want to reinvigorate your career, try thinking about what you were like during your first week.

Industry Driven Skills New Focus for Queensland Training

12/11/2012 05:00 AM / Mining Oil and Gas Jobs
The Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce delivered their final report to government last week with good news for people wanting to get into mining or construction. The recommendations outlined in the report suggest government funding should be focused on skills shortages in industry and be reduced for areas where there is little or no need for skills.

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